Four Seasons Hotel: the Livingstone brothers’ London & Regional Properties group acquired it less than five years ago for about €15 million and is understood to have made a significant return on its initial investment. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Livingstone brothers, the former owners of the Intercontinental Hotel in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, paid €2 million to cancel the hotel’s contract wit(...)

Mark Fielding, chief executive of Isme: said €1.62 billion was being drained from the economy annually because of business crime. Photograph: Frank Miller

More visible policing, increased CCTV surveillance and tougher sentencing have been called for by the representative organisation for small business,(...)

Burberry  store on Russell Street in the Causeway Bay shopping district of Hong Kong, China: fashion group’s shares edged up 2p, to 1484p, after being more than 2 per cent higher earlier in the session. Photograph: Xaume Olleros/Bloomberg

Anxiety gave way to relief on global markets as China’s central bank eased concern that a shock currency devaluation would trigger broader financial (...)

Building the future: jobs were created last month in areas such as retail banking and construction, as well as IT.  Photograph: Regis Duvignau/Reuters

The jobs market for professionals performed ahead of expectations in July, with new jobs being created in areas such as retail banking and construct(...)

Cathal Friel, who chairs Fastnet Oil & Gas. The firm is looking to explore the biopharma sector and leave oil and gas

Fastnet Oil & Gas, the exploration company listed on the Dublin and London alternative investment markets, is to seek shareholder approval to sw(...)

Royal Bank of Scotland recorded a fall of 1.6p to 343.9p, while HSBC dropped 3.6p to 584.1p, although Barclays rose 1.4p to 282.6p. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

The London market followed Wall Street higher in a volatile session after a rally on US shares boosted sentiment. The FTSE 100 Index finished 17.7 p(...)

A view of the Carlisle Grounds, home to Bray Wanderers. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The new owners of Bray Wanderers entered into a commitment that they would not seek to acquire the team’s grounds in the Co Wicklow town without havin(...)

Denis O’Connor: recently appointed chairman of Bray Wanderers

The recently appointed chairman of Bray Wanderers, Denis O’Connor, featured in the Moriarty tribunal in relation to a property deal involving a footba(...)

The Carlisle Grounds belong to Wicklow County Council. The club has a lease up to 2036 at a minimal annual rent, which requires that the grounds are used for soccer games. Photograph: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Early on Saturday, July 11th, Denis O’Connor, one of the new owners of Bray Wanderers, got a call from the team kit man, Stephen Maguire. There was(...)

 Joe O’Reilly: said he understood why public might feel bitter about  bailing out developers. Photograph: Eric Luke

Property developer Joe O’Reilly expects his personal and group loans, which total more than €2 billion, will be sold by Nama for a multiple of what t(...)